Massimo Tarenghi Receiving the Italian Medal

Massimo Tarenghi became an ESO fellow in 1977 and has been an International Staff Member of ESO since 1979. He was the Project Manager of the ESO New Technology Telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile between 1973 and 1991, becoming  Head of Coordination and Control for the Very Large Telescope in 1988. In the period of 1985 to 1988 he was full professor of astrophysics at the University of Milano. Appointed VLT Programme Scientist in January 1991, he became VLT  Programme Manager/Head of VLT Division in November of  that year. In addition, from January 1996 until October 1999 he was Director of  Paranal Observatory. On June 2002 he became the ALMA Interim Project Manager.  Since April 2003 until April 2008 he was the ALMA Director. Later and until March 2013 he was the  ESO Representative in Chile. He is member of the Academy of Science of Lincei. He was nominated Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana and in 2006, he received the "Premio Internazionale Barsanti e Matteucci" . His scientific interests include clusters of galaxies, large scale distribution, and active nuclei.

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Release date:26 April 2013, 14:02
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